Volunteer

Every year over 500 people add immense value to The Connection’s services by volunteering their time. We currently have the following vacancies:

Appointment of New Trustees

Casework Assistant and Client Advocate Volunteer – CSTM Service Delivery (Migrant Services)

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields works with a wide range of people that find themselves homeless on the streets of Westminster. Some of our clients come from outside the UK and need specialist support to resolve their homelessness situation. Our Outreach Immigration Caseworker supports these clients in a variety of ways ( linking them with solicitors and supporting them get evidence for their cases, helping them claim Asylum Support, finding them temporary accommodation, referring them to appropriate mental health services, etc..).
We are currently looking for volunteers who have an interest or background in migration and homelessness and who are able to support our Outreach Immigration caseworker to help some of the most vulnerable homeless people on the streets of London. You would need to be available one day per week during office hours – 9:30am to 4pm.

Friends of The Connection

The Friends of the Connection – a sister charity, which raises money for the Connection’s work, is looking for volunteers to help with communications, fund-raising and membership recruitment. These tasks would involve working closely with the Friends’ Committee and giving a few hours a month. If you are interested please email Nigel Thorpe on nigeljthorpe@gmail.com

Student Placements

The Connection at St Martin’s takes on student placements from Social Work, Youth Work, Ex-offenders and Substance Misuse or Mental Health specialist courses that need to complete a work placement as part of their final year studies. Please be aware that due to high demand and limited places it is imperative you apply early and application does not guarantee a place with the charity as it is competitive. Please contact the Volunteer Manager for more information and/or application forms.

All volunteers at The Connection at St Martin’s will have access to training and support and if you are unwaged your travel expenses will be paid.

For more information about these opportunities please call Lance Kuhn – Volunteer Manager on 020 7925 7893 or email lance.kuhn@cstm.org.uk

*Please note, we require a six month commitment for most of our volunteering positions.

For more information about what it’s like to volunteer with us watch this short film.